A History of Nursery Rhymes

Cover has some insect damage to the edges and shows shelf wear but is intact. End papers are browned. Book is sound, with hand-cut page edges. Contains various versions of nursery rhymes and games from Plato onwards, “religious observances that have come from heathen sources”, riddles charms and games. 196pp and 24pp of publishers advertising.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-140.00)

A Narrative of the Eighth Frontier War of 1851 – 1853 by Mr Isaiah Staples.

“An absorbing account of Mr Staples’ experiences in the Frontier War.” Inscription from the State Library (1979) on the front free end page. Reprint No. 62.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-400.00)

A Tapestry of Lives. Cape Women of the 17th Century.

“A series of portraits of 17th century women at the Cape of Good Hope from the early days of the settlement, namely Khoekhoe and San women, wives of bourgeois Dutch governors, slave women, peasant farmers’ wives, inn-keepers and prostitutes.”

Price – $13.00 (ZAR-150.00)

A Vanishing World

This is the first book to offer a comprehensive selection of the photographer’s work of the Jews of Eastern Europe. The images were taken between 1934 and 1939.




Price – $60.00 (ZAR-600.00)

Aanleiding tot den Engelsch-Transvaalchen Oorlog: Feiten, op Waarheid Gegrond, en voor het Nageslacht Verzameld

Anti-British Imperialist comic-style document. A rare and unusual commentary n the English and the Anglo-Boer War. Illustrated in colour.


Price – $135 (ZAR-1600)

African Heritage

Account of the customs and practices of some of the autochthonous peoples of South Africa. Illustrated in b/w and colour by the author. Blue paper covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Corners slightly bumped. Dust jacket very good, spine is slightly sunned.

Price – $46.00 (ZAR-500.00)

African Heritage

African Heritage

African Heritage

Afrikanderisms

“A glossary of South African Colloquial Words and Phrases and of Place and other Names.” 579pp






Price – $65 (ZAR-850)

Afrikaners in die Goudstad.

Vol 1. Minor shelfwear to spine edges. Pictorial endpapers. Laminated pictorial DW with two closed tears to top edge. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $26.00 (ZAR-260.00)

Album de la Mission Romande – Mission Des Eglises Libres de la Suisse Romande

On the 9th of July 1875, two young missionaries, Creux and Berthoud, founded the Swiss mission station of Valdezia in the Northern Transvaal, with their field of action being a hard living and constantly tested society. The Swiss mission was famous for its high quality hospitals and schools. The Principal task was Evangelisation, however they strongly believed in the power of education as a tool to improve living conditions, with schools offering agricultural and industrial syllabi. Strong efforts to foster good race relations were made by the church, as well as a focus on cordial ties with other christian sects.

This book, written in French, includes 32 plates and 1 map.

Price – $350.00 (ZAR-4000.00)

Alternatives to the Bulldozer: An Economic Approach to Squatter Housing, with Lessons from South Africa

Occasional paper No.6 issued by the Department of Economics, University of Natal, Durban, 1977. Staple bound in paper wraps. Tide mark to top edge of front wrap. Leaves are yellowed. Good overall.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-180.00)

An Illustrated Social History of South Africa

From 1652 to 1910.With an emphasis on personal and domestic life in the developing and changing country. Numerous illustrations.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Auf dem Reitochsen quer durch’s sudwestliche Afrika

A biogrpahical missionary pamphlet with 52 illustrations and map.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Bantu Folk Lore (Medical and General)

112pp. No published date.


Price – $68.00 (ZAR-680.00)

Basket Work Harbour – The Story of the Kowie

The endeavour of the 1820 settlers to build a harbour at Kowie River.


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Price – $42.00 (ZAR-380.00)

Because They Chose the Plan of God

Account of the Bulhoek Massacre of 1921 including the social, historical and economic factors leading up to the event. With multiple photographs and maps.

Price – $17 (ZAR-180)

Black South Africans: 57 Profiles of Natal’s Leading Blacks – A Who’s Who

Biographical data, full page photographs and in-depth profiles. Includes a map. Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. Some wear and minor chipping to edges of dust jacket. Foxing to inside of dust jacket.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Bloomie – Memoirs of the Twenties

Bloomie - Memoirs of the Twenties

Bloomie - Memoirs of the Twenties

British Africa – With Four Maps

From the prefatory note – ” The papers comprised in these volumes were most of them given originally as lectures in the Sunday Afternoon Course at the South Place Institute, Finsbury, from 1895 to 1898, with the object of affording trustworthy information concerning the various colonies, settlements and countries scattered over the world which go to form the whole known as “The British Empire.”

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-240.00)

Cape Town in the Twentieth Century. An Illustrated Social History.

“Cape Town in the Twentieth Century begins where its companion volume, Cape Town: the Making of a City, left off: with Capetonians on the eve of the South African War as well as a new century. The two books together form a modern history of the city.”

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-480.00)

Cape Town in the Twentieth Century. An Illustrated Social History.

This volume begins where its companion volume, “Cape Town: The Making of a City” left off, with Capetonians on the eve of the South African War as well as a new century.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-480.00)

Cape Town in the Twentieth Century. An Illustrated Social History.

Some wrinkling on half-title page with mild abrasions on the verso. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Children of South Africa. In the Time of The Great War.

An alphabetical list of South African society’s children, with photographs, the children’s names and some brief biographical detail. Six articles to the rear on “How are our Children being taught?”; “The Cape Town Baby Saving Society”; “The Boy & Girl Scout Movement” and “The Modern View of Childhood.” A unique biographical resource.


Price – $200.00 (ZAR-2400.00)

Christian Doctor and Nurse

Limited edition 131/950. The history of medical missions in South Africa from 1799-1796



Price – $30.00 (ZAR-280.00)

Cornish Immigrants to South Africa

“The Cousin Jacks’ contribution to the development of mining and commerce / 1820-1920. Cornwall background and history, 1820 Settlers, Miner-immigrants to Namaqualand, Kimberley, Witwatersrand, Lists of names of immigrants. ” 122pp, with some black and white plates.



Price – $80.00 (ZAR-800.00)